Muhammad Ali – Movie

Fierce with his fists, fast on his feet and quick with a quip, boxer, Muhammad Ali became one of the sporting icons of the 20th century and he sure let us know it. In Ali, Will Smith gives us a 10-year slice of the legends life between 1964 and 1974 under the direction of Michael … Read more

The Movie Saladin The Champion (The Crusaders)

This movie talks about the crusades to gain Jerusalem back from the Moslem army that was lead by the great sultan Saladin. At the beginning of the movie the Moslems hear about the misfortunate Moslems that are treated badly in Jerusalem, consequently, Saladin takes over Jerusalem in a battle with the Christian leader Rhene who … Read more

Salaam Bombay

The main characters in this movie are Krishna, his friend Chillum, a prostitute with her small daughter, a pimp, street-kids and a 16-yr old girl. Krishna: Krishna is a twelve year old boy, who is in search for a job so that he can earn enough money to pay his mother in order to return … Read more

Comparsion between Hearst and Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is said to be one of the greatest movies of all-time, but it did not come without controversy. The controversy around this movie is based on the idea that Charles Foster Kane is the fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst, a narcissistic newspaper publisher, politician, and wealthy millionaire. The remarkable parallels between Kane and … Read more

Stereotyping the Followers of Islam

The movie, Not Without My Daughter, begins when the family of Mahmoody, Mahtob, and Betty were visiting with the grandparents of Mahtob. Mahmoody, who is Muslim, decides to take his young family to Iran. He swears on the sacred Coran that nothing bad will happen to them. As it turns out, Iran had just finished … Read more

The movie The Matrix

In the movie The Matrix we may see many similarities between the society that is the Matrix and that of our own society. Though this movie is an extreme exaggeration of our situation it nonetheless lets us see how we endure these same problems of being “plugged in” every day and how we are fighting … Read more

Reservoir Dogs

Gangsters, violence, murder and corruption !!!!! If these are some of the things that you’re into, then this is your kind of movie. Be ready to watch it more than once to be sure to get all the movie has to offer because it jumps from subject to subject and can be a little confusing. … Read more

To the True Meaning

The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and “Nuke” LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for … Read more

The Patriot Movie Review

“The Patriot” takes place during the Revolutionary War. It’s 1776 and intense fighting is going on in the north, while in the south the people are scrambling to recruit anyone who was willing to fight against the British. The main character, Benjamin Martin, is a veteran of the French and Indian war who wants independence … Read more

Short Circuit movie

In 1985 the movie going community was enthralled with its newest hit movie titled Short Circuit. The movie portrayed a robot that due to accidental electrocution believed that it was alive. In the final scenes the robot know as Johnny five was seen removing one of its damaged robotic arms and replacing it with a … Read more

The Birdcage film

What attracts us to the movie theatre on Friday nights? Is it the commercials we see? Or is it all the gossip we hear from friends and TV talk shows? Well for many, it is the critiques we read and hear almost every day. One who specializes in the professional evaluation and appreciation of literary … Read more

The Last Of The Mohicans: Movie Review

A. Plot Whilst making their way to a British Fort, Major Heywood and his party are attacked by Indians. Three men come to their rescue, two of them Indians, and another is a white man whom was raised by the eldest Indian. This man, Hawkeye, his brother and father rescue the Major and the two … Read more

The 1998 movie Elizabeth

Elizabeth The 1998 movie Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a script by Michael Hirst, is a historical epic that takes place during and after the mid-16th-century period when Englands Princess Elizabeth was nearly eliminated by her half-sister, Queen Mary. It portrays the events of Marys death, Elizabeths ascension to the throne, and the struggles … Read more

The movie Blade Runner

In this essay I plan to prove, using three main concepts from John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding that replicates are not persons and can be retired without violating and moral, ethical, or legal laws. Replicates are merely man made intelligence and became a threat to real humans. Since the beginning of time man … Read more

Hollywood and Computer Animation

Hollywood has gone digital, and the old ways of doing things are dying. Animation and special effects created with computers have been embraced by television networks, advertisers, and movie studios alike. Film editors, who for decades worked by painstakingly cutting and gluing film segments together, are now sitting in front of computer screens. There, they … Read more

Jurassic Park: Comparison Between Book and Movie

The story Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton takes place on a small island near Costa Rica, it’s about a park full of dinosaurs created by Dr. Hammond. The dinosaurs are locked in large cages with electric fences. But as the mathematician Ian Malcolm predicted, nature cannot be controlled. They find this out when the security … Read more

Walk In The Clouds – A Wonderland Called Sentiment

In an era when harsh actuality of everyday life propels one to the realm of insanity, to a pharmaceutically induced sleep, or to a dreadful state of existence, it is a pleasure for a fairytale world to engulf an individual. Although for only a brief time of ninety minutes, that ninety minutes is as refreshing … Read more

The movie The grapes of Wrath

In the movie The grapes of Wrath, the Joads undergo the hit of the depression, they have to leave their farm. They go to California for jobs, but find there are few jobs, and it pays little, or at least less then what they were told. The government tried to start programs to house and … Read more

The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric

In the world that we live in, rhetoric always affects and is a part of everything that happens. Rhetoric, in its broadest sense, is communication, and how people relate to each other. The movie The Color Purple is about relationships. Therefore rhetoric plays a very important role in this movie. Throughout The Color Purple the … Read more

Like Water for Chocolate – Movie vs Book

Laura Esquirels, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of American literature. The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film, becoming a success in both America and Mexico. Alfonso Arau directs the film. After reading the novel … Read more

Henry V – Film Analysis

The film uses various techniques to present a particular view of the war against France. What is that interpretation and how does the film convey it? Although the Branagh version of Shakespeare’s Henry V remains very close to the text, with only a few lines left out of the film, the movie portrays a very … Read more

Cyrano de Bergerac: Movie Review

The story of Cyrano de Bergerac is about a tragic love triangle it has effectively been told using a number of techniques including the Themes that arise, the Atmosphere of the film, and the Characters in the film. Love, passion, friendship, hate, jealously loyalty and death are all universal themes that arise in the film. … Read more

American History X

In many ways, the media must be involved in ethnic and racial issues. The media is to provide the public with information useful to them. The media is on the public’s side. Racial stereotyping is a problem that is out in the public. Drugs, teen pregnancy, child abuse and rape are also problems that affect … Read more

A Birth Of A Nation – The Bicycle Thieves

In that paper, I will try to compare two films which are A Birth of a Nation directed by D. W. Griffith and The Bicycle Thieves directed by De Sica. After giving the story of the films, I will try to explain their technical features and their similarities. A Birth of a Nation by D. … Read more

Comparsion between Hearst and Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is said to be one of the greatest movies of all-time, but it did not come without controversy. The controversy around this movie is based on the idea that Charles Foster Kane is the fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst, a narcissistic newspaper publisher, politician, and wealthy millionaire. The remarkable parallels between Kane and … Read more

The movie, The Breakfast Club

The high school experience is something that will forever dominate the psyche of most American adults. It was an unforgettable time of fun, rebel-rousing, summer loves and parties. It was a time of warm summer days at the pool and chilly autumn nights, watching the football team and wondering were the party was going to … Read more

A Ridley Scott film – Blade Runner

This film, I believe, deserves a higher status than that of cult, and is much more than just an acceptable homage to Philip K Dick, author of many original science-fiction novels, often laced with philosophical perspectives on the human condition. The film is multi-layered; thrilling and unsettling, part dark science fiction and detective film noir, … Read more

Critique of Romeo and Juliet the Movie

There have been many romantic films made in the past as well as now in the present, from Wuthering Heights to Pretty Woman. But, one of the most romantic of all films is the story of Romeo and Juliet. It is safe to say that most people are familiar with this story. A couple so … Read more

The Comedy Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is a comedy that was released in 1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes. Its about five teenage students from different social groups when forced to spend a Saturday together in detention they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock, Emilio Estevez, a … Read more

The Cave and the Matrix

Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie The Matrix is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled “The Allegory of the Cave,” he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the … Read more

Different Genres By Michael J. Mizov Fear

Fear in Different Genres By Michael J. Mizov Fear is defined as a condition between anxiety and terror either natural and well-grounded or unreasoned and blind. Fear is one emotion that everyone dislikes, and it is as unavoidable as night or day. Through the use of novels, plays, films, short stories, and poems it becomes … Read more

The Masque of The Red Death: The Red Death Vs. AIDs

If I were to compare “The Masque of the Red Death” to a movie, I would compare it to the HBO special on aids, “And The Band Played On”. Both the story and the movie dealt with a disease which in their appropriate times were (and is ) considered to be an “evil” disease. During … Read more

Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella

Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a … Read more

Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility

Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen’s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie’s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The … Read more

The City Hunter

The City Hunter is an action comedy movie starring international superstar Jackie Chan. This movie was made in Hong Kong in the early 90s. In this movie Jackie Chan played Hunter, a private detective with a good sense of humor and deadly kung fu skills. The story started out with a badly acted sketch of … Read more

Bruce Almighty is Irresistible

There is a guilty pleasure one gets from watching characters we identify with struggle on screen, and we begin to think to ourselves that maybe our lives arent so bad after all. Such is the case in Bruce Almighty, a new release from Universal Pictures directed by Tom Shadyac. The movie is by no means … Read more

Blade Runner: Mans Search For Meaning

The movie Blade Runner has many themes. Many of these themes have been explored and written on. The one theme that stood out most to me was that of a creatures search for meaning and answers to the puzzle of its existence. The replicants that were central to the plot of Blade Runner were created … Read more

Muhammad Ali – Movie

Fierce with his fists, fast on his feet and quick with a quip, boxer, Muhammad Ali became one of the sporting icons of the 20th century and he sure let us know it. In Ali, Will Smith gives us a 10-year slice of the legend’s life between 1964 and 1974 under the direction of Michael … Read more

The movie A Raisin in the Sun

I really enjoyed the movie A Raisin in the Sun. It follows a black family’s struggle to reach their long anticipated dreams. These dreams, and the struggles necessary to attain them, is one of the main focuses of the movie. The movie began with a husband, Walter, and wife, Ruth, fighting over Walter’s dream to … Read more

Blaming Violence and Sexuality on the media

The Matrix is by far one of my favourite movies, but what has driven me to write on such a topic is the negative feedback fellow breakthrough movies and other forms of entertainment are getting from society in general. Yes it is true that two seemingly normal students shot and killed tweleve of their fellow … Read more

The Patriot Film

Martin, a veteran of the French and Indian War, thinks of himself as a battle-weary peacenik (his eldest son joins the army against his wishes), but if he believes in liberating the colonies from the tyranny of King George III, he believes even more fervently in smiting the holy bejesus out of the soldiers who … Read more

The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric

In the world that we live in, rhetoric always affects and is a part of everything that happens. Rhetoric, in its broadest sense, is communication, and how people relate to each other. The movie The Color Purple is about relationships. Therefore rhetoric plays a very important role in this movie. Throughout The Color Purple the … Read more

The movie, Pierre Delacroix

The days of blackface minstrel troupes may seem like ancient history to most Americans, but Spike Lee wants to refresh our memory. Spike Lee is onto something when he looks to the days of blackface minstrel troupes to help us understand race in today’s America. With Bamboozled, Hollywood’s most reliable provocateur is saying we haven’t … Read more

Cliches Of Teen Movies

Its seems as if American culture is obsessed with sex. From music videos to commercials to teen movies: one cannot turn on his television without seeing a scantily clad woman or two people engaging in some type of foreplay. Even on game shows there is commonly a female co-host who wears next to nothing. Moreover, … Read more